Day 1: Your favorite song.
The Beach Boys, "God Only Knows"
In a way, picking a favorite song is just silly -- but this seems as good a choice as any. Pet Sounds was where Brian Wilson repurposed the smooth, sunny sounds of the Beach Boys to something strange and musically different -- something that expressed the same childlike optimimism and vulnerability in a way that holds a lot more weight and interest for me. I still don't know enough music theory to make sense of those funky chords in the wordless bridge -- fortunately, I don't have to.
Note that I've picked at least one other song in this challenge that rips off its "three simultaneous rounds" outro structure. :)
[This entry is part of the 30 Day Song Challenge. Click here to see all the entries I've posted so far.]
Mood: contemplative · Music: none